Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Hidden Beauty of Ternate City

Ternate City, located in North Maluku, has many attractive tourist destinations. The area of ​​Ternate City is 5,795, 4 km², consisting of 5,544.55 km² and land area of ​​250.85 km². There are many natural attractions in the form of beaches, mountains, lakes, to waterfalls to the fortresses of the colonizers (Portuguese and Dutch) that are worth a visit.

1. Jikomalamo Beach
Sunset views become the main icon of Jikomalamo Beach. The beauty of the combination of blue and orange from the sky so hunted by tourists.

Location: Sulamadaha, Kelurahan Takome, Ternate Island, Ternate City, North Maluku 

2. Lake Ngade (Laguna Lake)
The lake known as Laguna has extraordinary beauty. When you see the scenery through the heights, you will be presented with the beauty of the lake with the background of the ocean and mountains.

Location: Ngade Village, Kelurahan Fitu, Ternate City, North Maluku


3. Sulamadaha Beach
The clear sea water on Sulamadaha Beach makes tourists like to do a variety of water activities, such as snorkeling, boat rides, and banana boats.

Sulamadaha Beach is located in Sulamadaha Village, Ternate Island District

4. Mount Gamalama
Mountain with a height of 1,715 meters above sea level is very beautiful. Because the mountain is like located on an island surrounded by the sea.

You not only enjoy the beauty of the grass, but also the exotic blue of the sea. Beautiful sunrise is also the main goal of climbers.

5. Tolukko Fortress
The fort that stands on this hill is a Portuguese heritage. Initially, the fort was built for a spice storage center. Interestingly, there is a story about a secret tunnel that connects the fort and the beach directly. However, the castle building underwent a restoration in 1996, which made the tunnel closed.
Toluko Fortress is located in Sangadji Village, North Ternate District, Ternate City, North Maluku Province 

6. Gambesi WaterfallWaterfalls that are rarely known by this person have quite difficult terrain. It takes about one hour from the parking lot to the waterfall. 
Location: Gambesi sub-district, South Ternate District, Ternate City, North Maluku


7. Kastela Beach
Around the Kastela Beach, there is the Kastela Fortress which is a Portuguese heritage. You not only enjoy the beauty of the coast, but also historical tourism. The number of trees surrounding this beach makes the atmosphere more calm. In fact, there are trees that stand in the middle of the beach to add a mysterious impression.

Location: Kastela, Ternate Island, Ternate City, North Maluku


8. Fortress of Kalamata
The initial purpose of building this Portuguese fortress was to face the Spanish attack on Tidore Island. Now, you can visit it as a place that holds the history of Indonesia's struggle. The design of the castle is similar to the four cardinal points with pointed ends.

 Location: Kayu Merah Sub-District, South Ternate District, Ternate City, North Maluku


9. Lake Tolire
There are two Tolire lakes, big and small. Both are at the foot of Mount Gamalama, so it has very cold air.

Tolire Lake is located in Ternate, North Maluku with a distance of about 10 km from the city center of Ternate

10. The rocks of the eruption of Mount Gamalama in Batu Angus
Batu Angus is a destination not to be missed while in Ternate City. It is located only 10 kilometers from the city center and not far from the airport. here we can see chunks of rock which is said to be the former lava of Mount Gamalama which erupted in 1907 which had frozen. 

Batu Angus area is located on Jl. Batu Angus, Kelurahan Kulba, Ternate Island, Ternate City, North Maluku.


11. Fort Oranje
The oranje fort used by the Dutch originally came from an old fort built by the Portuguese and inhabited by Malays so that it was named Benteng Benteng. 

Located in the center of Ternate City precisely in Gamalama Village which is located at Jalan Hasan Boesoeri, Central Ternate, Ternate, North Maluku

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